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Seal

by sebastianapps
Rated: All Ages
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (246 customer reviews)

Price: $2.45
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.3.2
  • More options for timeouts (up to 24 hours)
  • Fixed bug that didn't reset timeout if correct answer to security question had been entered
  • Fixed spelling error

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004LZOTHU
  • Release Date: March 24, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (246 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,776 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Protect your personal information from unwanted eyes
  • Block young users from inappropriate content
  • Avoid bad decisions by locking messaging apps when you go out
  • Design situations to lock or unlock groups of apps all at once
  • Seal apps with a complex password or a tricky pattern

Product Description
Setup
Set up is so easy
Situations
Security for every situation
Protect Your Apps

Stop worrying about people reading your private messages when you're away from your desk at work. Never again fret about your children shopping for apps when playing with your Android at home. Keep important apps such as Gmail, games, Messages, the Amazon Appstore, Facebook, and Twitter, from unauthorized use.

With Seal you can easily protect applications with a password or a pattern. Give each application a different, complex password or an easy-to-remember pattern on a 3x3 grid. Simply select which apps you want to add to Seal to protect, and you're off!

Every Situation Is Covered

With Seal, you can group your apps into specific "Situations," such as Work, Home, Party, Bars, and more. When you activate that situation, only the apps that you want restricted at that time are locked down. Create a "work situation" to keep certain apps, such as your e-mail and text messages, locked when you are at work. Make a situation that locks mature games and Web browsers with a password when your kids want to use your phone. Add a situation for parties and clubs, just in case you're at risk of losing your phone among strangers or want to make sure you don't end up texting your ex.

It is extremely easy to enable or disable situations and keep your phone secure in any environment. If you want, you can toggle individual application protection states (green circle for protected and gray circle for unprotected). The link symbols indicate that the application is controlled by at least one situation. The more links shown next to an app, the more situations control it.

Plenty of Features

Seal also has other unique features including:

  • Integrated plug-in for Locale, Tasker, and EasyProfiles
  • Extended protection for users with rooted devices
  • Easy, worry-free use
  • Taskbar notifications with display options
  • Security question and answer to recover access

Keep nosy friends away from your apps without having to lock your phone with Seal.


Technical Details

  • Size: 604.3KB
  • Version: 1.3.2
  • Developed By: sebastianapps
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Change the Z-order of tasks
    • Get information about the currently or recently running tasks: a thumbnail representation of the tasks, what activities are running in it, etc
    • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
    • Read the low-level system log files
    • Access the vibration feature
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 10 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
97 of 112 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app protector September 12, 2011
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I recently purchased a xoom tablet and my six year old has been fascinated with it. I have a ton of apps that I don't want her messing with so this app allows me to protect apps like my email, nook app, and various other apps I don't want her to fumbling with while she is using my tablet. This is easy to use and I set it up in about 3 Minutes.
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86 of 100 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars works well September 12, 2011
By peace
Verified Purchase
Wasn't expecting it to be as selective as far as being able to lock individual apps. works really well, pretty detailed. I like it. glad I got it free (:
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109 of 138 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cool idea but so so simple to get around the security. September 12, 2011
By Frenex
Verified Purchase
Its a great app. However I simply went to task manager and ended the application so it was a bit disappointing. the only answer is to lock task manager too. There should be a warning in the intro to advise that.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work on 4.0 October 18, 2012
Verified Purchase
This use to be a great app but after my phone was updated to 4.0 it no longer works, apps that should be locked do not ask for a password.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NOT ICS compatible!! August 21, 2012
Verified Purchase
seal worked great for me, right up until I upgraded to ice cream sandwich. now it doesn't lock the apps I've told it to lock!! please get this fixed ASAP!!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money May 22, 2012
By Peter
Verified Purchase
This app was supposed to keep my 11 year old daughter from miss using her android phone. She was able to defeat the app in a matter of minutes, and looking back I should not have gotten her this phone. Plain and simple...this app does NOT work, unless your trying to keep your 2 year old off your phone. Don't waste your money! Don't buy the phone and don't buy the app!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ICS support needed June 23, 2012
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I've used this app very successfully until getting a new ICS phone only to find that it's not compatible on this version. There is a new version which is ICS compatible but it's not available on Amazon
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Absolute Must May 24, 2012
By APorges
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Overall: Seal is a very solid app that provides a secondary security backup. While the lock pattern on Android and very effective (see this article on how the FBI couldn't hack into someone's Android, [...]), it is very nice to be able to protect individual apps from outside users as well. After all, should your phone be stolen, you really do want sensitive apps that have credit card information to be secure. This is where Seal comes into play. Just install it, set up a secondary password or security pattern, pick from the list of apps to secure and voila! That's it, peace of mind. Note: You should choose to secure Settings as well as other apps. As others have mentioned, if Settings are not secure, you can bypass Seal through the Task Manager.

Pros: Provides valuable and useful security for the most important apps and features on your phone. Works very quickly and unlocking allows for instant access. After using on both my phone and my tablet, I have found it to be compatible on both.

Cons: Sometimes the app likes to `hang up' so to speak and make you enter the security pattern more than once. This can be somewhat annoying, especially if your phone is older, like my Sprint Hero. Also, widgets are not secure. And, as noted by others, if an app has been accessed, picking it from the list of recently used apps completely bypasses Seal.

Most Useful Feature: Security for updated apps is enabled automatically. This means, that when the app is updated, you do not need to worry about reenabling the security pattern. The default on Seal is to setup security for all updated apps on the secure list. This is a good and bad thing in that you need to make sure that all the apps on this list need security. If they don't, take them off the list immediately because even if you uncheck the app and make it unsecure, it will be secured the next update around.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Cool
Published 12 days ago by Kayla Dunn
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good app
Published 4 months ago by Cathy Boyle
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
This application did not work on LG Lucid.
Published 7 months ago by Karen Romero
3.0 out of 5 stars hi, i have more of a question. once ...
hi, i have more of a question. once it is downloaded, how do i use it. it is asking me for my sign in code which i don't have because i have not yet work with it to have one. Read more
Published 7 months ago by barbara carlson
1.0 out of 5 stars No longer works
Used to work sometimes, though could sometimes get around the lock. Now it locks nothing, not even itself, even with the root methods. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Richard Gowans
1.0 out of 5 stars DONT BUY IT FOR KINDLE FIRE OR KINDLE FIRE HD
It didn't even WORK! IT WILL NOT WORK ON KINDLE FIRE OR KINDLE FIRE HD DO NOT BUY IT IF YOU HAVE KINDLE FIRE OR KINDLE FIRE HD!
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Not working on HTC One
This app worked great on my HTC Thunderbolt, but I had to get a new phone and now it doesn't work on my HTC One. Read more
Published 19 months ago by nate
1.0 out of 5 stars I hate it
I don't like it and I want my coins returned. I am not comfortable with the licensing agreement. It sucks.
Published 20 months ago by obaka adedunyo
1.0 out of 5 stars doesnt work for galaxy note 2..
Had this app on my droidx and it worked amazing. DX broke so I upgraded to the note 2. This app no longer works. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Just Another Nobody
2.0 out of 5 stars I don't see the value
I installed this soon after getting my first android phone. Two years later I still haven't really found a need for it. Read more
Published 21 months ago by AnomalousEllipse
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